Think you’re too old to start a strength training program? Well think again! Strength training is just what your body needs to fight the loss of muscle, bone mass and strength that comes with age.
Everyone, no matter how young or old, shou... Read more
SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness.
Every movement we make—from walking to driving—involves our muscles. Muscles are unique. They have the ability to relax, contract, and... Read more
You hear about them. You see people using them in the gym. They’re in stores, on TV, and have entire fitness classes designed around them. You think about these stretchy bands and what good (if any) they do. You want to know: What are the b... Read more
Every bride-to-be wants to look her very best on her wedding day. Once you've found that perfect dress, you're probably working extra hard at sticking to a healthy diet and exercise plan. Our wedding dress workouts will help you focus on and... Read more
Congratulations on purchasing SparkPeople's Fitness Starter Kit! You've taken the first step in making fitness—and all the benefits that come with it—a priority in your life. So you've got the kit…but where do you begin... Read more
I am out of shape for sure but I would like to start doing strength training. I am a woman too.
I am about to head to the store to buy some hand weights and I am wondering what size is best to get. I am thinking 5lbs is a good start. Not too bi... Read more
Hi everyone - I made a profile on Spark people ages ago, and then did nothing with it. Since my late 20s (almost 41 now) I've struggled with the yo-yo thing and I'm sooooooo tired of it! I just want to make a permanent change instead of a temporary... Read more
I hope this study didn't require too much funding! it seems to be pretty intuitive.
However, it was depressing to see that the participants lost about 10 pounds in 6 months, and then regained about 2 pounds of it over the next 6 months.
Shouldn'... Read more
I have mast cell disease which has gotten worse over the past 5 years. I am now on medications which have stabilized my condition to the point I can now look at losing weight. The medications consist of antihistamines, thyroid and H1/H2 antogonists... Read more
Now that I'm not going to the gym, I went to my Exercise Tracker and swapped out all the gym stuff foe every exercise that my health issues will allow. Since there are about 3 dozen, I can choose 10 or so to do each exercise day. I really enjoy doing... Read more
I do not have room for a treadmill or stationary bike, so I set aside a little money every week until I had enough money get good running shoes, free weights, resistance bands, medicine ball, pedometer, & stability ball. I did not get them in one sho... Read more
This past Monday kicked off National Sleep Awareness Week (March 7th-13th) bringing attention to the important role sleep plays, not only in our overall health, but our weight loss journey as well. Studies have shown that over the years the amount o... Read more
Last week's fitness round-up blog featured eight lower body resistance band exercises. As mentioned earlier, resistance bands are a great investment to add to your fitness arsenal. Not only are they inexpensive, but they are quite convenient to tuck... Read more
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